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UAW Auto Union Settles Massive US Corruption Case

The United Auto Workers union reaced a settlement in a widespread corruption and bribery scandal


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The main American auto union announced Monday it had reached an agreement with US authorities to bring to an end a far-reaching corruption scandal that has ensnared two union presidents.

United Autoworkers (UAW), which represents workers at the “Big Three” carmakers, has been working for a year to clean up following the theft and bribery scandal that led to convictions for 15 union or Fiat Chrysler executives.

“This civil resolution brings to a close the government’s investigation and is testament to the hard work that has been done to make the necessary structural and cultural changes,” UAW President Rory Gamble said in a statement.

“Under our current leadership, the UAW has proactively weeded out individuals who put their personal benefit over our members’ interests and who abused their

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TBWAMelbourne Opens Applications For 2021 Fresh Fries Advertising Apprenticeship Program

TBWAMelbourne has announced the opening of its application process for its 2021 Fresh Fries advertising apprenticeship program.

The entry-level recruitment initiative is a full-time paid program, which will see two successful recruits work across each of the agency’s business units over the year.

Initiated in 2019, Fresh Fries is now entering its third year – and has seen the agency offer all four recruits ongoing full-time roles beyond the initial 12-month program.

Candidates will begin their application via Facebook Messenger to submit an expression of interest. From there they will be prompted with five unique questions and tasks, all asked in real time for response.

TBWAMelbourne is welcoming applicants who have a passion for creativity, marketing, and advertising – calling on both graduates and those who have taken a less traditional route to apply.

“We are incredibly excited to kick off the Fresh Fries advertising apprenticeship for 2021. After the

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Potential nor’easter threatens to exacerbate shipping delays, warn USPS and retailers

The U.S. Postal Service and retail giant Target are warning of potential shipping delays from a nor’easter due to hit this week, on top of record package volume and lower-than-usual staffing levels due to Covid-19.

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More than 47 million people are under some sort of winter storm watch or warning as heavy snow is expected to blanket parts of the Northeast this week.


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The severe weather, which began Sunday in the Pacific Northwest, is forecast to produce not only significant snow in the Northeast, but also freezing rain and ice across portions of central Virginia and North Carolina.

The storm comes as the nation enters what is traditionally one of the busiest weeks for shipping holiday gifts. Buyers have ramped up their online shopping during the pandemic this year, straining logistics systems that have also had to take additional precautions to protect essential

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Hulu Sends U.S. Media Responsibilities to Publicis Imagine

Disney has awarded media buying and planning responsibilities in the U.S. for streaming service Hulu to Publicis’ Disney-dedicated Publicis Imagine. The media duties were awarded to Publicis Imagine without a review, sources familiar with the matter told Adweek.

Publicis deferred to the client for comment. Hulu has yet to respond. (We will update if the streaming service issues a statement.)

The holding company created the Publicis Imagine unit, led by media agency Zenith, during Disney’s global media review in 2019. That review concluded with the entertainment colossus sending the majority of media responsibilities to Omnicom and Publicis. Among the properties for which Publicis Imagine was tasked with handling media buying and planning was Disney+, with the appointment arriving shortly before the streaming service’s launch.

This move sees Publicis gaining another piece of the puzzle heading into 2021 as Disney’s streaming push moves ahead with full force. It also follows Disney

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Nickel Rock Resources Announces Flow Through Financing and Corporate Update

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nickel Rock Resources Inc. (“the Company”) (TSX-V: NICL) (OTCQB: SSMLF) is pleased to announce that planning for our 2021 exploration programs is underway and to fund these programs we are pleased to announce that we have arranged a flow-through non-brokered private placement offering of 4,000,000 flow-through units (FT Units”) at $0.13 per FT Unit raising gross proceeds of $520,000. Details of the exploration program will be outlined in a NI 43-101 report soon to be released.

Each FT Unit is comprised of one common share and one share purchase warrant (“Warrant”).  Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one additional common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.15 per share for a period of two years from closing, subject to TSX Venture Exchange (“Exchange”) approval. 

Finder’s fees will be issued in connection with the

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Dropbox Breaks Out on the Charts Amid M&A Speculation

Dropbox  (DBX) – Get Report rallied 5.9% on Friday before bursting higher after the close of trading. Those after-hours gains carried over to Monday, with shares up another 4.5%.

At the day’s high, shares were up more than 7.2%. The momentum with this name has been strong lately, surprising some bulls given how sluggish it’s been over the past few months.

Following Salesforce’s  (CRM) – Get Report acquisition of Slack  (WORK) – Get Report, some investors got busy looking at other potential M&A targets.

Among that group was Dropbox, which is why the stock ran so hard on Friday. Some bulls are surprised by the follow-through price action on Monday, giving some credibility to the thesis that it very well may be a buyout candidate after all.

When we look at the technicals, the situation also is improving

Salesforce is a holding in

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Friends switch lottery retailers after 40 years, win big

Dec. 14 (UPI) — A pair of Australian friends who have played the lottery together for about 40 years finally scored a jackpot of more than $650,000 after they changed the store from which they make their purchases.

A member of the two-person lottery team from Cambridge Park, New South Wales, told The Lott officials that they have been longtime lottery partners.

“We’ve been playing for about 40 years. We started off working together and became mates. We’ve been playing Lotto together ever since,” the man said.

He said he was shocked when his wife checked the weekend’s Saturday Lotto numbers.

“My wife checked the ticket on Saturday night. She came in and woke me up and told me we’d won. I thought she was having me on,” the winner said. “We just can’t believe it. We were only saying the other day we thought we were due for a

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Irving ends media silence, praises Nash in first interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving spoke to reporters Monday for the first time this season, clarifying that he wasn’t referring to the media last week when he said he doesn’t talk to pawns.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives between Washington Wizards guard Garrison Mathews (24) and forward Troy Brown Jr., (6) during the second quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives between Washington Wizards guard Garrison Mathews (24) and forward Troy Brown Jr., (6) during the second quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

A day after making a strong preseason debut for the Brooklyn Nets, Irving spoke for more than 15 minutes on a Zoom interview, explaining why he has been guarded in his comments.

Irving had not done any interviews since NBA teams began holding media sessions on Dec. 1. Both he and the Nets were fined $25,000 last week for his refusal to do league-mandated media availabilities.

He responded with an Instagram

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Blackstone’s $3.45 Billion Deal For Lab Space Shows Boom in Life Sciences

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The pandemic has sent shock waves through the commercial real estate market as malls, restaurants, and retail outlets struggle to survive, but spaces devoted to labs and life sciences are thriving.

Lab personnel continue to operate across the U.S., especially those helping to create vaccines and treatments to fight Covid-19. And investors are there to encourage them.


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(ticker: BX), the commercial real estate and private equity giant, announced on Monday a $3.45 billion deal for a group of life sciences buildings in Cambridge, Mass.–a hotbed of lab activity.

The complex, which Blackstone is buying from

Brookfield Asset Management

(BAM), includes 2.3 million square feet of space near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

“This transaction illustrates Blackstone’s continued conviction in the life sciences space both broadly, and within real estate, investing in best-in-class assets located adjacent to top-tier research and education institutions,” Nadeem Meghji,

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Retailers and food groups demand soya traders halt Brazil deforestation

International retailers, food groups and investors including Tesco, McDonald’s, Unilever and Lidl have called on leading soyabean traders to stop trading the commodity linked to deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado region, an important biodiversity hotspot which, along with the Amazon rainforest, has been at the centre of the country’s agribusiness boom. 

In letters to Archer Daniels Midland, Bunge, Cargill, Louis Dreyfus Company as well as Cofco International and Glencore affiliated Viterra, 160 signatories of the Cerrado Manifesto Statement of Support (Sos), have demanded that the traders refuse trading soya from areas deforested after 2020 in the Cerrado. The signatories warned that they would impose sanctions if the traders failed to commit themselves to the cut-off date.

Along with the Sos’s call to traders, Tesco confirmed its offer of £10m to tackle deforestation caused by soya production in the region made before talks with the traders broke down late last year. The

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